Typed Letter Signed, 4to, West Cornwall, Connecticut, March 8, 1956. JAMES THURBER.
JAMES THURBER

(1894-1961) American humorist and cartoonist. Thurber was best known for his contributions, both cartoons and short stories, to "The New Yorker" magazine, and for "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," (1939) his most famous short story.

Typed Letter Signed, 4to, West Cornwall, Connecticut, March 8, 1956.

He writes in full, "I would be very glad to become a member of the Honorary Committee of the American Theatre Wing for the presentation of the 'Tonys', and trust that this letter does not arrive too late. I was unable to answer it before now...." He signs in full in a bold hand in pencil, "James Thurber". This is a memorable letter for it's theater association. Three repairs with tape on verso to fold tears, two at left margins, third at the bottom. Some soiling.

This letter was written in the year his collection of fables, "Further Fables for Our Time" was published (1956). In 1960, Thurber' play, "A Thurber Carnival" received a Tony Awards Special Award recognizing Thurber as writer and Burgess Meredith as director.

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